February 21, 2006

CNN Trying to Be Fox News

Posted by Eric Jaffa
Tuesday January 17th 2006, 9:23 am
Filed under: Cable/Satellite, Media Watch, TV, Radio

Television cable news channel “‘CNN Headline News” is giving a show to right-wing radio host Glenn Beck.

Media Matters for America covers some of Glenn Beck’s radio show remarks:

Discussing disclosures from a caller who claimed to have tortured prisoners in U.S. custody: “I’ve got to tell you, I appreciate your service. … Good for you. Good for — I mean, good for you. Is it because you did it for the country? … I have to tell you, when all is said and done, I’m glad people like you are on our side.”

The family tier of Time Warner will include “CNN Headline News.” The appropriateness of a show hosted by a right-wing loudmouth who supports torture being presented as suitable for small children is debatable. Time Warner made the decision to put “CNN Headline News” in the family tier before the announcement of Glenn Beck’s show. But after the debut of the “Nancy Grace” show about violent crime on “CNN Headline News.”

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1 Comment so far

Headline News basically jumped the shark the moment the AOL/TimeWarner/Turner excutives decided that it should start airing anything other than the news. That was its claim to fame. It was supposed to be Headline News for the news summary and CNN for the in-depth stuff. Now it’s becoming as abysmal in news as MTV and VH1 are in music videos. It’s becoming a mockery of itself.

Comment by David 2 01.18.06 @ 8:48 am

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